Updating split level home
If I had my way, I would transplant that space to my kitchen/breakfast nook and have it all one big space. In a the non-renovated tri-level, you walk in to something like this – sunken living room to the left (which I thought was SO cool when we first moved into our tri-level as a kid), family room straight ahead, stairs leading up/down to the right. Everything has been updated – flooring, molding, doors, light fixtures, you name it.And if you look to the left, you’ll see a peek at the wall that was partially knocked out. Back to the “original” tri-level – if you turn to the left, you’ll see the formal living room and dining room areas.Or it might look something like this – a bit more updated, but still not open to the family room, like so many of us want in our homes today. But first, a peek at what an “original” tri-level might look like: Or perhaps this: And here is an updated tri-level (with added closet space).
These days, when so many people choose to transform or tear down postwar houses, the owners of this split-level in Chevy Chase, Maryland, bucked the trend.
Lots of space, but admittedly, it goes pretty much unused for most people, right?
In the remodeled tri-level, they closed off the formal dining room and added built-ins to make it into a cozy family room, which also opens up into the kitchen on the right.
I’m just trying to give you a frame of reference, so that you can full appreciate the changes.
Let’s get started – it’s a little crazy how excited I am about this remodel, so I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
It’s no surprise that this updated tri-level is already “sale pending” and it just came on the market.